2013 World Car of the Year Nominees Announced

An international jury of 66 motoring journalists have selected the 10 finalists for the World Car of the Year 2013 award.

The 2013 World Car of the Year nominees are:
Audi A3
Range Rover
Mazda 6
Mazda CX-5
Mercedes A-Class
Peugeot 208
Porsche Boxster/Cayman
Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT 86
Volkswagen Golf
Volvo V40

The jurors have also selected their favourite performance cars for the 2013 World Performance Car Award.

2013 World Performance Car award nominees are:
Aston Martin Vanquish
Audi RS5
BMW M6 Coupe/Convertible
BMW M135i
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Mercedes SL63 AMG
Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster
Porsche Boxster/Cayman
Renaultsport Clio 200 EDC
Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT 86

A five-car shortlist for the 2013 World Green Car by five industry experts was also announced.

2013 World Green Car award nominees are:
Renault Zoe
smart Electric Drive
Tesla Model S
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Diesel

Finally there is a six-car shortlist for the 2013 World Car Design of the Year award, selected by car design specialists.

2013 World Car Design of the Year award nominees are:
Aston Martin Vanquish
Renault Clio
Jaguar F-Type
Range Rover
Mazda 6
Volkswagen Golf

Each jury member will now test each car again and top three cars in each category will be announced at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The winners will be announced at a press conference at the New York Motor Show on 28 March.

The World Car of the Year Award is now in its ninth year. Last year, the Volkswagen Up! was declared the World Car of the Year.


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